Fred iconFred 1.4.0

Fred is a plattform independent time tracking tool.
Fred is a plattform independent time tracking tool. It allows you to easily file, view and record efforts, structure them into tasks and projects and send them (in multi-user projects) to a project leader.


Java Runtime Environment version 1.5 or later

What's New in This Release:

Major new features:
Support for FredServer v1.3.5; support for Unicode server communication
Fred is now multilangual; Translations are available in German and English (issue #31)
MacOSX support (issue #17, r645, r657, r659)
Unsaved changes are no longer lost when the user logs out while Fred is running. Instead they are saved in a temporal file and can be restored when Fred is started next time. Tested only on Windows. (issue #19, r606)
Some enhancements when storing a work file on a removable device; e.g. USB stick. (issue #77)
Revised quick-start guide (r622, r636)

Minor new features:
There are now information messages when the user tries to create a task or an effort when there is no project (r639)
Bigger windows icon (r625)
The full path to the currently opened work file is now display in the main window's title bar (r610)
Quickbar now appears whenever the mouse cursor hits the screen border where the Quickbar is docked (r661)
Effort duration has new format (hh:mm); replaces previously used format (dd:hh:mm); is more intuitive
Dialog for editing efforts has been reorganized and has a bigger comment area
It's now possible to upload all efforts that currently visible (r558)
Within the reallocation dialog the user is now able to edit the durations of the currently recorded effort (r560)
The default task and it's containing project are now highlighted in termsm of color (r579)
The quickbar's position can now be set using the main menu (issue #43, r595)
The quickbar's buttons are now larger (issue# 46, r561, r624)
The effort table now restores the previously selected efforts after an action has been performed on these efforts (issue #61, r578)
The quickbar now doesn't overlay the taskbar under windows nor the menubar under MacOSX anymore when becoming visible. Instead it apears above, below or marginally (r661)

The option "Select pdf view (Linux only)" wasn't saved (r656)
kpdf (Linux) couldn't be used to open the manual (r656)
Correct duration calculation of efforts when the time was adjusted due to the daylight saving during the effort's timeframe; e.g. an effort that starts on 29 Mar 2008 at 14:00 and ends on 30 Mar 2008 at 14:00 has now a duration of 25 hours (r649)
Fixed slow scrolling of the effort table (r643)
Fixed exception when collecting efforts: When there were no efforts to collect and user check the option to show the collected efforts, an exception was thrown. (issue #92, r626)
Fixed wrong labels and some other glitches in file chooser (r621)
Quickbar doesn't disappear any more (r661, issue #39)
many corrections of labels used in Fred; especially some labels showed < br > instead of a line break (issue #83)
Calculation of conflicting (=overlapping) efforts wasn't correct
Fixed presentation of the project tree when the default task was changed (r579, issue #14)
If the work file couldn't be parsed, there will now be an error message (issue #28)
If the user wants to open a dialog using the quickbar, the main window will now be restored (issue #40, r559)
Possibility to enter to large values in the reallocate dialog fixed (issue #49, r560)
Fixed overall effort duration after an effort has changed (issue #48, r556)
Fixed exception when duplicating view (issue #51, r578)
Fixed exception when trying to close Fred using the tray icon while the messagebox that asks the user if he want to save his work is showing (issue #60, r578)
Changing the default task doesn't require to save the whole work file again (issue #69, r596)
Fixed MalformedURLException when viewing a non-team project's properties (issue #72, r594)
Invalid dates (like 31 Sep 2007) are now rejected (issue #76, r592)

Other changes:
Renamed "Fred 2007" to "Fred 2008" (r644)
A slight new quickbar image (r642)
The changelog (this file) has now it's own file and is no longer part of the readme file. Additionally it's translated into English.

last updated on:
April 10th, 2008, 12:19 GMT
developed by:
Sebastian Krysmanski, Wolfgang Bischof...
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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